ONC recently launched a dashboard listing new transparency information for certified health information technology. This data was released to help purchasers of health IT to access information about costs and limitations they may encounter when implementing and using certified health IT products. Developers must also make a Transparency Attestation indicating whether they will take additional voluntary actions to increase transparency regarding their products and business practices. This includes proactively providing meaningful information to prospective customers and to organizations that publish comparative information and tools for the benefit of health IT purchasers. The disclosure of this information is required under certification rules established by ONC on January 14, 2016.
AmericanEHR is proud to announce the full integration of ONC’s Certified Health IT Developer Transparency Attestation data into our certified EHR product profiles and our EHR comparison tool. Users can now see if a Certified Health IT developer supports or has declined to support the Transparency Attestation. Links to each developers Public Product Disclosure(s) are also available as downloadable PDF’s or web links.
AmericanEHR now features ONC’s transparency data on 784 certified health IT products. The data will be updated weekly via a program that we’ve set up to pull the most current list directly from HealthIT.gov.
With the introduction of ONC’s transparency data, AmericanEHR continues to offer the most comprehensive comparison and selection tools available for healthcare professionals and EHR purchasers. This data is displayed alongside AmericanEHR’s satisfaction rating data, which is generated by actual users of EHR’s (physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners). AmericanEHR empowers a community of more than 26,500 clinicians to make informed health IT decisions that will support improved care delivery and better patient outcomes.
Other third party data integrations on AmericanEHR include ONC’s Meaningful Use Attestation data, and the EHRA Developers Code of Conduct. Participating AmericanEHR vendors also create a detailed product profiles outlining the history and background of their company, hardware / network specifications, whether they use VARs, Application Service Provider (ASP) product info, software and database specs, and info on interfaces and interoperability, implementation and training, prescribing, templates, support & maintenance, reporting tools, order management tools, patient health record portals, and data conversion.